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Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
spinach and milk. walking the land his family has farmed for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this morning, we learn how many airports rely on just one person to guide your plane in. >>> and did you hear this? elizabeth taylor late to her own funeral, by design. she wanted it that way. to be late to her own funeral. we have more details about her private service. actor colin farrell, joining family and friends. >> love that detail about her arriving late. >>> we're going to get to the breaking news this morning, what could be a catastrophic nuclear situation in japan. the prime minister speaking just moments ago about the new and perhaps the biggest breach yet in one of the nuclear reactor cores. neal karlinsky is tracking what the prime minister said moments ago. he has the latest from tokyo. neal, what did you hear? >> reporter: david, the prime minister, wrapping up, in fact, right now, a
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 7:00am EST
tracked down a station with some of the most expensive gas in all of the land. he's in orlando for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the price for a gallon of regular here, $5.39. and this is going to get worse as the summer approaches. analysts we spoke to said we could see prices this high across the country. now, even the airlines are starting to take it out on us. southwest airlines, raising its prices by $10. the latest casualty, as gas prices soar, the airline industry. united/continental airline, the largest airline in the world, is announcing scrapping its plans to grow the company in 2011, because of fuel price. that, after raising ticket prices last week by $20. the national average for gas has zoomed past $3.50 a gallon. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: the nation's cheapest gas, mth, $3.19. california has the most expensive fuel, $3.90. but the priciest gas, here in orlando, florida. some of the most expensive gas station in the united states. pulling up. see how much it costs to fill. less than three-quarters of a tank. turns out, a l
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
week" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am EST
morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
, everyone. george, taking a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hideaway where's the libyan leader might be hiding. >>> we want to get to martha raddatz in washington this morning, that's covering the f-15, that's gone down. we have the pictures coming in. what do we know this morning about the two pilots? >> reporter: well, we believe that both the members of the air crew are safe. the pilot and the weapons system officer. that's the officer who sits in the back. one of them has been recovered with minor injuries. the other, is recove
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Mar 6, 2011 8:00am EST
owners are going to join us, along with the brave men who saved his life. they're going to be meeting each other and talking to each other for the first time since the accident happened. look how cute elmo is. >> they have special doggie respirators. >> i did not know that. >>> also on this sunday morning, there's a popular young pastor provoking an uproar. why he seems to be arguing that hell does not exist and why some of his fellow christians are now outraged and even throwing around the term heresy. >>> we'll start with the deadly weather. chikage windler joins us this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, dan. the storm sadly turned deadly with one young mother dead and 11 injured. we'll look at the possibility of more heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes. one twister slammed into the small town of rain, louisiana. winds reached up to 135 miles per hour. flipping this mail truck like it was a toy. more than 100 homes and businesses were severely damaged. when the tomorrow hit, this young mother was with her newborn, covering her to save her
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to help with the disaster. that's coming right up. >> need some good news. the death toll over 11,000 there. >>> what are the odds of this happening? a stingray jumps into a charter boat, pinning down a tourist. and then -- there's more. an eight-foot shark leaps onboard a fishing boat in the night. we'll have both of these fish tales ahead. >>> listen to this. these twins here. that is the baby talk that has everyone wondering if twins communicate in a special language. we'll just watch them. it's a conversation. but only they understand it. >> those able to speak with -- >>> there's more scares in the skies today. an air traffic controller at washington's reagan national airport fell asleep, forcing two planes to land blindly on the runway. now, an air traffic controller in florida is being investigated for putting two planes in jeopardy. lisa stark has the latest on that. good morning,
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
you feel like things are safe? we're not experts, she says, so it's hard for us to figure out what's going on. i wish they would explain it to us. living in a shelter far from home, the entire family passes the time making origami. more than 50 so far, because as the superstition goes, it takes 1,000 cranes to make a wish. what will that wish be? his answer? we want to go back to our normal lives again. hard to imagine things getting back to normal anytime soon. about the only thing certain today about japan's nuclear emergency is that the things don't seem to be getting any better. dan? >> they do not. neal karlinsky, thank you. >>> we have pair of experts here to walk us through all they all that this means. michio kaku and joe cirincione. to have water at 10 million times higher than normal in terms of its radiation levels, can you tell us how dangerous that is? >> a dangerous, even scary level of radiation. near lethal amounts of radiation. it mean that for the first time, we have a direct pathway between the hot uranium core and the outside environment in unit two. a breach of c
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
legs at one point, right? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
family came from this morning, telling us it was too dangerous to stay. we're terrified. we wanted to get out because of the kids she said. the bombs and the shelling were everywhere. and there's little help from above. fewer signs of the air strike that paved the rebels' advance. but with these gains for gadhafi comes a major setback. last night, one of his closest allies made his own full retreat. libyan foreign minister musa kusa fled to london. gadhafi's only daughter issa, her blond hair earning her the nickname, the claudia schiffer of africa. once rarely seen on the media, she's taken to tv and the streets, echoing her father's message, we will not back down. in the face of that, the opposition is wondering where are the air strikes. nato's mission is to protect civilians so why aren't they doing that? a scared and frustrated mood in benghazi this morning, george. >> okay. let's go to jake tapper. jake, what we learned yesterday, the president assigned a secret directive off of assisting the rebels and the cia is providing some kind of assistance. what more do we know about
ABC
Mar 5, 2011 7:00am EST
don't think we're there yet. >> michael, t.j., linsey thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. dan, back to you. >> fascinating discussion. >>> and the motor behind those rising oil prices is the unrest and uncertainty in the arab world. especially in libya. anti-government rebels in libya captured a key port down. but moammar gadhafi's forces launch another defenses near tripoli. that's where we find our miguel marquez this morning. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. libya is essentially ripped in two. colonel gadhafi is increasing his force against rebels and protesters alike. but we could be in for a long, slow burn, as a civil war stalemate for weeks or months ahead. and colonel gadhafi could still come out on top. this morning, fighting continues west of tripoli. in zawiya, forces loyal to gadhafi tried to crush the rebels with fire. but the rebels are fighting back. both sides claim victory. east of the capital, a small, peaceful protest is threatening enough. police opened fire with tear gas and rubber bullets. at the heart of the struggle here, oil
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> yeah, we do. >>> first, the fierce winter weather back hitting us hard in spring. sam is out in a wintry mix. even though it's spring. >> yeah, it is a mix. we're getting a bounce off the jacket in the ice in the rain. mostly in times square, this is what we're dealing with. a little water to kick around. look at butler, new jersey, just 30 miles northwest. and a little elevation. you get snow out of the situation. and that's what the northeast is worried about. colder temperatures and some snow, even through tonight. there's plenty of places. we had 12 states with winter weather watches and advisories. 80 reports of severe weather. and damage from that weather. our barbara pinto is in winterset, iowa. and some twisters touched down. >> reporter: look at this. 1 of 16 tornadoes here in winterset, blowing this barn to bits. the tornado siren sounded around the dinner hour, sending people here and across the state, running for safety. this storm was powerful. it dumped golf ball-sized hail. tore roofs and siding from homes. toppled power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. but this
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
gates of the leaking nuclear plant and he asked to us check him with our geiger counter. >> under the hood. did you have the hood up? >> yes. as you approach the actual power plant itself you begin to feel more and more there. >> reporter: did anyone try to stop you? >> they were making the symbol like this which is -- >> reporter: an incredibly brave journa journey, though. not the smartest one. they believe at least a partial meltdown is going on, and some of the rods have begun to melt. >> we're going to bring in physicist michio kaku. when you hear about what is being reported, the multiple meltdown. what does it mean for radiation levels in japan and the people there? >> i think we're going to see more uncontrolled releases of radiation. at unit two, radiation are 100 times above normal level. workers had to be evacuated. you will get a lethal dose in just a few hours. what it means, water is in contact with melted fuel. melted fuel releases iodine in large quantities and that's what we find in units two and three. i think the facility has been low-balling the numbers, downplayin
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 7:00am EST
terrorism was involved. martha raddatz has the details and joins us from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's an indication of how serious the attack was, that president obama made an unannounced visit to the briefing room. and a congressman has already called it a terrorist attack. at least a dozen u.s. air force security personnel were onboard this air force bus outside a terminal at the frankfurt international airport. they were coming from lakenheath, their base in england, on their way to ramstein air base in germany, to conduct what the military said were overseas contingency operations. likely in iraq, kuwait, or afghanistan. according to officials, the gunman walked up to the bus, pulled out a semiautomatic weapon, and began firing. over and over. and constantly shouting allahu akbar, arabic for god is great. he got off nine rounds, killing two servicemen and wounding two others. he was attacked by german and airport police. >> i'm saddened and i'm outraged by this attack. we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. >
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
leverage the u.s. can use with those other oil production -- oil producing states. such as talking about opening up the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve. they're not talking about using that leverage just yet. >> there's also debate over what kind of response the u.s. should have. the rebels inside libya asking for it. and even though secretary of state hillary clinton said enforcing the no-fly zone is in active consideration. secretary gates tamped that down yesterday. >> reporter: secretary gates wanted to make clear this was a full military zone. you don't just put up a no-fly zone. you have to take out the aircraft and missiles and guns in libya. right now, there's no unanimity in nato or the u.n. security council. the soviets were opposing the idea of a no-fly zone yesterday, openly. so, right now, it's very complicated. easier said than done. there are 400 marines who have moved into the mediterranean. they are there for any contingency. but especially for any humanitarian aid. and also, to prepare for any evacuation, george. >> that's right. and secretary gates warned against the
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
the ambassador of the united nations, susan rice. she joins us here inew york. to pick up where jake left off. the president was very clear last night on what he would not do to get rid of moammar gadhafi. we're not going to have a military invasion. but he was less clear an what he will support. we want to get into that. will the president help arm the forces fighting gadhafi? or does he believe that's prohibited by the u.n. resolution? >> what the president said, our mission -- our military mission in libya has been to protect civilians and establish a no-fly zone. on a national basis, we obviously have an important interest in seeing gadhafi step down. and the people of libya have the opportunity to determine their own future. >> did that include arming rebels? >> those steps include squeezing gadhafi's resources. cutting off his money. his mercenaries. his arms. providing assistance to the rebels. and the opposition. engaging in a political process, as secretary clinton is doing today in london, to chart with our arab and european partners, a post-gadhafi libya. >> that coul
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